FROM Dan Gilroy
Jake Gyllenhall and the After Dark Side of Television News In Nightcrawler , Jake Gyllenhaal plays a freelance cameraman who races to the sound of police scanners, looking for shots of auto crashes and shootings — hopefully including victims with bloody wounds. It’s appropriate that the film is debuting tonight on Halloween. Nightcrawler is a horror story about the grotesque preoccupation with crime and violence on TV news in Los Angeles. But the writer-director, Dan Gilroy, says its implications are broader than that.
Nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula slowly coming to a head North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test this weekend, but it did show apparent progress in developing a missile that that could strike the United States. The Trump Administration says it has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what that might -- or might not -- mean for North Korea, China and the prospects for diplomacy.
The US gets deeper into Middle East wars. What's the endgame? President Trump welcomed Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to the White House today… just one of the changes in America's approach to the Middle East since Barack Obama left office. We hear about that and the escalation of warfare as well as civilian casualties.
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.